Marius, che credeva che la menzogna fosse un dono della selezione naturale a Dio, e dell’umanità alla selezione. In a sense, Howard Jacobson wishes he hadn’t won the Man Booker prize. Yes he pauses to savour it better, “Un Amore Perfetto. Come diventare una ragazza by. Caitlin Moran,. Milena Zemira by. Howard Jacobson,. Milena Zemira Ciccimarra Un amore perfetto by. Howard Jacobson, .

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Un amore perfetto

The book shied away from the sexual aspects of what really should be a very sexual subject — a husband letting his wife have regular sex with another man under his own roof. I didn’t like his motives or actions, but he was well written. But writing about what he knows about — English Jews — brings a risk, especially now the Booker win will make jaconson more of a public figure, more read than ever before, especially by fellow Jews.

Especially a Booker-winning one. The first European pogrom was in England, not in Russia or Poland. To say more would spoiler it bigtime so i’ll leave perfettk at that. The writer appeared to be trying to be different and rebellious in tackling such a subject, but he appeared more than slightly distasteful of it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Not a single mention of Jacobso north or south.

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This was an odd book. When I was eight and I made my mother’s friends laugh, that was erotic power. Aug 03, Momo rated it liked it. And Jacobson channels Nabokov, even if he does not quite match him. But on pagethe narrator Felix d This is a book about sexual perversion – mainly about the narrator’s desire to be a cuckold. Jacobson is a towering intellectual, extremely well read and literate – his books challenge the reader.


Jacobson is also a respected critic and broadcaster, and writes a weekly column for the Independent. Six decades on, is that why you write, to exercise erotic power?

The narrator wanted to justify himself by saying that to some extent all men have thoughts of letting their wives stray, though most would never admit to such a thing. Only later on could I write what I knew I was best at writing about. Oct 12, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: That complex manifested itself even in his writing ambitions. Cuckoldry is his fetish, and to massage it he connives to mate his wife Marisa with the handsome stranger Marius. We didn’t have bacon at home, but eating it out was all right.

He is married to and adores the beautiful Marisa. Google the art references herein for an enhanced appreciation. Man Booker prize Awards and prizes Fiction Booker prize interviews. Jan 30, Duncan rated it really liked it. There is a savagery to the writing which is largely absent from novels featuring the love lives of middle-class, Wonderfully selfish, sexy and bitter about a book-dealer, Felix Quinn, and his wife’s infidelity.

Hardcoverpages. Me recordaba mucho a Zweig. He’s the focus for the author’s fear that anti-Zionism can slide into antisemitism. It was an insight into an aspect of life never usually considered and the ending captured the tragedy this can cause in relationships.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this read even though I disagreed with the stated premise: I’d give the story a 2 star rating, and the writing 4 stars But a childhood experience has taught him that loss is intrinsic to love, and Felix realizes that he can only be truly happy if his wife is sleeping w ‘No man has ever loved a woman and not imagined her in the arms of someone else’. The narrator wanted to justify himself by saying that to some extent all men have thoughts of letting their wives The Act of Love is a very interesting book, beautifully written, but highly desexualized and starved of real feeling considering the nature of the subject it details, in favour of a more rational, academic analysis and explanation of the kind of man who would give up his wife for another.


In this, his 11th novel, Jacobson is still writing about unromanticisable English Jews. Feb 03, Leila added it. The Act of Love by Howard Jacobson. Return to Book Page.

Love and love’s agonies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Clearly I only realise that retrospectively.

noward Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A husband I could secretly aspire to be, all due to his literary, musical and artistic knowledge, of course.

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But I really disliked the story, and didn’t care a great deal for the characters. When some people including Ken Loach [the film director] said he could understand antisemitism because of what the Jews were doing in Israel, I realised that these words — even from people who aren’t antisemites, even from Jews – could cause antisemitism. The plot continues from there, But the plot is somewhat irrelevant, just a devise for Jacobson to expostulate on the theme of perversion.

Early in the novel its three leading protagonists meet for a bittersweet dinner. I’ll compromise with a 3 star rating more like a 2. Did Jacobson back himself at to win “No, but Jenny did. Though the novel is about obsession, it’s written from pwrfetto very removed point of view.